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He was joined by the Kronos Quartet and Van-Anh Vo, a virtuoso on several Vietnamese instruments: a zither; a tunable single-string instrument; a bamboo xylophone; drums; gongs.
Winslow hired Bob Brown, an ethnomusicologist from UCLA, who was an expert in the gamelan music of Indonesia, performed on gongs, drums, flutes, voices and xylophones, and brought many Indonesian musicians to the campus.
Sound designer Damien Figueras adds an array of effects, from doors slamming to ice breaking, and uses a xylophone to signal the otherworldly scene shifts.
There is something undeniably fun about the xylophone.
Materials that are commonly found in musical instruments – such as the ivory on bows, mother-of-pearl adorning saxophone keys and Brazilian rosewood on xylophones and marimbas –are considered endangered species.
The all-weather instruments look like variations of xylophones, chimes and drums.
Zion, who recently celebrated his 1st birthday, just started walking and likes to play with his toy xylophone and drums.
Mura Masa is also fond of harps, xylophones and other metallic-sounding tones that may not have real-world equivalents but still clink precisely, then disappear, harking back to the patterns of Minimalist composers like Steve Reich.
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First Known Use of xylophone
XYLOPHONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of xylophone for English Language Learners
: a musical instrument that has a set of wooden bars of different lengths that are hit with hammers
XYLOPHONE Defined for Kids
Definition of xylophone for Students
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